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Setting Priorities

October 15th, 2005 · No Comments

Joel Spolsky writes about developing software products and setting priorities for features. First advice: “If you ever find yourself implementing a feature simply because it has been promised to one customer, RED DANGER LIGHTS should be going off in your head. If you’re doing things for one customer, you’ve either got a loose cannon sales person, or you’re slipping dangerously down the slope towards consultingware. And there’s nothing wrong with consultingware; it’s a very comfortable slope to slip down, but it’s just not as profitable as shrinkwrap software.”

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